The Scottish FA were informed today by UEFA that due to the spread of COVID-19 in Europe and the related travelling restrictions imposed by governments, all Elite round mini-tournaments of the U17 and WU17, U19 and WU19 European championships, due to take place between 14 March and 14 April 2020 have been postponed.

Scotland were due to host the men's under-17s Elite Round tournament this month while the Scotland women’s under-17s, women’s under-19s and men’s under-19s were set to travel to play matches.

UEFA have stated that this is a general precautionary measure, taken to avoid the possibility of players – many of whom would be minors – being stranded away from their families in the event of host governments declaring lockdowns or quarantines.

Further information about the rescheduling of these competitions will be provided in due course, after a thorough assessment of options.

UPDATE (13 March)

We have been informed by UEFA today that both the U16 and WU16 development tournaments at which the Scotland U16 and WU16 teams were due to participate, have now been postponed.